Columbia Southern University

  • Details

    • Name: Columbia Southern University
    • Location: Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000
    • Control: Private For-Profit
    • Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  • Attendance

    • Admissions Rate No data
    • Average SAT Scores No data
    • Four Year Completion Rate 14.96% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 4 years
    • Six Year Completion Rate 29.53% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 6 years
    • Eight Year Completion Rate 18.5% Completion rates for full-time, first-time students within 8 years. This is what is normally reported for college completion rates.
  • Costs

    • Yearly Costs: $15,491.00 The average annual cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses for all full-time, first-time, degree-certificate-seeking undergraduates
    • Out of State Tuition: $5,775.00 Tuition and required fees for out-of-state students
    • In State Tuition: $5,775.00 Tuition and required fees for in-state students
    • Median Debt Total: $13,625.00 Median loan debt accumulated at the institution (the sum of all undergraduate federal loans over students’ college education at the institution for which the median debt is reported)
    • Median Debt for Graduates: $20,663.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Median Debt for Withdrawals: $8,963.00 Median loan debt accumulated for only graduates
    • Net Price Quintile 1 $10,318.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $0-$30,000
    • Net Price Quintile 2 $10,957.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $30,001-$48,000
    • Net Price Quintile 3 $11,752.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $48,001-$75,000
    • Net Price Quintile 4 $13,035.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $75,001-$110,000
    • Net Price Quintile 5 $13,490.00 Average net price derived from the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional grant/scholarship aid, for full-time, first-time undergraduate Title IV-receiving students for students reporting a family income of $110,000+
  • Earnings

    • Median 6 Year Earnings $52,526.00 Median earnings measured 6 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 7 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 7 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 8 Year Earnings $55,218.00 Median earnings measured 8 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 9 Year Earnings No data Median earnings measured 9 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
    • Median 10 Year Earnings $74,398.00 Median earnings measured 10 years after enrollment. Aggregate of all federally aided undergraduate students who enroll in an institution each year and who are employed but not enrolled. Earnings are defined as the sum of wages and deferred compensation from all non-duplicate W-2 forms received for each individual (from both full- and part-time employment), plus positive self-employment earnings from Schedule SE.
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